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    CAC? (More of my grandmothers collection)

    Ive spent days trying to figure these out...am I close at all? Any info would be much appreciated and may help me suss out what else Ive got.

    Thank you so much! I cant tell you how grateful I am. I wish I could return the favor somehow! I know a lot about food and cooking if you need any advice there...
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    Re: CAC? (More of my grandmothers collection)

    Left picture (and 3rd), top row are slags (may be CAC) and left in middle row (1920's, early 30's). Others fit in machine made swirl family. Second picture (and 4th) - top two rows fit into swirl family. Bottom ones are patch types. I don't think any of the other swirl types are CAC.

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    Re: CAC? (More of my grandmothers collection)

    Quote Originally Posted by Al View Post
    Left picture (and 3rd), top row are slags (may be CAC) and left in middle row (1920's, early 30's). Others fit in machine made swirl family. Second picture (and 4th) - top two rows fit into swirl family. Bottom ones are patch types. I don't think any of the other swirl types are CAC.
    Thanks for this info. I thought I was sorting through what my grandmother referred to as "antique" marbles, so I've assumed these were all pre 1930. Yesterday I realized that at some point over the years, my dads marbles and her marbles got all jumbled together!


    I'm curious about the swirls that sorta randomly squiggle back and forth where the ribbons seem really well defined and separate like they are encased in honey... like the ones I showed in pic #1 rows 2 and 3, (as opposed to corkscrews and whatnot that dont have that same effect). Are these whats known as single stream? When was their hey day and who are some of the makers who produced them? Some of them are so beautiful.

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    Re: CAC? (More of my grandmothers collection)

    The machine made swirls - many are sometimes referred to as West Virginia (WV) swirls as there were up to 14 companies that made marbles in West Virginia - primarily in the 40's & 50's. Alley, Ravenswood, Champion, Cairo, Heaton, Jackson were some of the well known ones. Single stream were one color being streamed into the mix so ones with more color might have separate streams or just mixed together and the density (or whatever factors) kept the colors separate.

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